5 Mar 2020
The Federal Government has restated its resolve to use the mining sector as a platform for the diversification of the nation’s economy, in view of the dwindling fortunes of the oil sector.
28 Feb 2020
The Akwa Ibom Government has warned against illegal mining in the state to avoid an environmental hazards. The Commissioner for Environment and Petroleum Resources, Mr Ekong Sampson
12 Feb 2020
Nigeria’s solid minerals industry is believed to have the capacity to generate yearly revenue of $60 billion if properly harnessed. To achieve this, investors need to have an idea of how the cadastre system works, considering the country’s reputation as it relates to regulation.
29 Nov 2019
The Federal Government, yesterday, said it is committed to conducting its activities based on existing International Mining Regulation, to achieve growth and development in the mineral sector.
26 Nov 2019
Ethiopia vowed on Monday to remove barriers to investment in its mining sector, focusing efforts on minerals used in agriculture and construction which will help drive its industrialisation. Ethiopia, which has a mostly artisanal mining industry, wants to woo foreign mining companies to kick-start the development of its vast mineral resources, a key part of…
10 Nov 2019
The Federal Government says it has uncovered a total of 1,759 artisanal and small-scale mining sites across the country. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, who disclosed this yesterday
5 Nov 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is in the process of moving its economy away from dependence on oil. Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesman, in a statement, said that the vice president stated this while receiving a delegation from Nicaragua on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
20 Sep 2019
Local miners have complained that the stringent measures put in place by the government have hindered them from accessing the N15 billion facility loans meant to boost the mineral sector in the country.
27 Aug 2019
“Colonial mentality will do the Federal Government no good. Australia and Canada have taken this into consideration. The Nigerian government is not serving the citizens in the mining sector.”
7 Jul 2019
Stakeholders, at the just concluded Oil Council: Africa Assembly, have canvassed for gender equality in the oil and gas industry. A panel discussion, which focused on,‘From Encouraging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Subjects to Balancing the Boardroom: Gender Diversity and Equality in the African Energy Industry’ had representatives from indigenous companies in Africa and…
28 Jun 2019
Activities of illegal miners as well as ineffective implementation of policies in the solid minerals sector may be costing the country huge revenue and slow-paced development. While the officials did not disclose the estimated loss in the industry due to its current state, counterpart West Africa states lost $2billion in 2017. Experts said increased illegal…
10 Apr 2019
The Federal Government yesterday disclosed that persons in the upper echelons of Zamfara were complicit in the recent spate of killings in the state...